Pheidias – The Great Greek Sculptor
By Jocelyn Hitchcock, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Considered one of the greatest sculptors of all time and producing pieces thatRead more.
Why Do We Celebrate Christmas on the 25th of December?
By April Holloway, Contributing Writer, Ancient Origins Why is Christmas celebrated on December 25th? The popular answer is that itRead more.
Ancient Worship in Modern Times?
By Caleb Strom, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Worship of the ancient pagan gods is on the rise in many partsRead more.
The Statue of Zeus
By Jocelyn Hitchcock, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom What do we really know? It sounds like something straight out of theRead more.
Pericles’ Funeral Oration
It is the close of the first year of the Peloponnesian war. Athens, no stranger to war, finds itself mourningRead more.
Demeter’s Daughters: Women of the Thesmophoria
By Mary E. Naples, M.A. In the indigo light of the early morning, wearing white robes and carrying torches, theRead more.
Troy: Fall of a City or Fall of Accuracy?
By Jocelyn Hitchcock, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Once upon a time there was an epic 10-year war between austere andRead more.
Alcoholism in the Greco-Roman World
By Dale Vernor, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Binge drinking is nothing new. Gilgamesh, the semi-mythic Mesopotamian king who lived aroundRead more.
When in Rome, Be Greek
By Jocelyn Hitchcock, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Rome: a Mediterranean giant, known far and wide for its conquering and warfare…Read more.
The Bloodless – but perhaps Most Clever – Greek Tragedy Ever Written
By Ben Potter and Anya Leonard Sophocles’ Philoctetes, first performed in 409 BC, isn’t a typical tragedy, certainly not inRead more.